ISLAMABAD - After a delay of two and half years, the LPG quota scandal report submitted in the National Assembly Standing Committee on Petroleum and Natural Resources on Tuesday which has recommended to the Petroleum Ministry to approach the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) against the persons and officials involved in illegal LPG quota allotment.Succumbing to the severe pressure of ruling Pakistan Peoples Party’s legislator Inayat Ullah Shah, the sub committee of NA panel under the chairmanship of Berjees Tahir of Pakistan Muslim League N has omitted the names of Benazir Bhutto, Jahangir Badar and Salim Saif Ullah from the LPG quota scandal report. Further, the report has clearly mentioned that Oil and Gas Development Company Ltd (OGDCL) committed heavy irregularities while allotting LPG quotas to the companies against the set rules and regulations in this regard. The OGDCL allotted illegal quotas to fifteen companies including Aftab Traders, Agha Gas, Balochistan Mineral, Bolan Gas, Chris Gas, Gas Man, Lincoln Gas, Pro Gas, Ravi Gas and Synergy Gas. The National Assembly Standing Committee on Petroleum and Natural Resources in December 2009 had formed a sub committee under the chairmanship of Berjees Tahir to investigate the Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) quota scandal. The report has disclosed that allotment of illegal LPG quota had started during the regime of farmer dictator General (Retd) Ziaul Haq in 1980. The report has also made it clear that paragraph number 6 and 8 related with three dignitaries were expunged from the report after facing sever pressure from PPP legislator in February 2011 when the committee submitted its report to the NA body, working as a watchdog in the affairs of petroleum & natural resources.   Chaudhry Berjees Tahir of PML-N in his first report wrote that on the advice of former Prime Minister Shaheed Benazir Bhutto the then Petroleum Minister Jahangir Badr allotted LPG quota to those companies, which did not obtain licences and even their names of these companies were also not mentioned in the summary of petroleum ministry. Further, these companies got quotas prior to applying for the allotment of LPG quotas. Similarly, Salim Saif Ullah had allotted LPG quotas illegally in 1996. Farmer governments filed cases against Benazir and Salim Saif Ullah in the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) but the NAB though acquitted Benazir yet the cases filed against Salim Saif Ullah were closed owing to imposition of National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO).  The LPG quota scandal report submitted in the NA body has further revealed that Sui Southern Gas Company Ltd (SSGCL) had inked agreements in wrong way with Jamshoro Joint Venture Limited (JJVL) and later gave extension to the JJVL in a wrong manner.